This year I am doing something new. I am offering art batt Advent calendars.
Each day beginning on December 1st, you will get to open a little box with a half ounce mini art batt "sushi roll" to spin. Some of the colorways will be new while others will be art batt colorways I have already created.
I don't want to give away too much because getting to open the little boxes and see what is inside is part of the fun, but I will be creating these using colorways you can wear all year long. In other words, they won't be Christmas colorways. Each art batt will have a combination of different colors and fibers.
The colorways are designed to blend nicely from one to the next. At the end, you'll have 12 ounces of yarn that you can use as a singles yarn or chain ply to keep the colors in order.
If you have used my art batts, you'll know about the soft, luxurious fibers I use. My focus is on soft fibers that are great to wear next to the skin. All the art batts will be made from a combination of luxury fibers and colors. You will find some of the following in each day's art batt:
- Muga Silk
- Mulberry Silk
- Baby Alpaca
- Baby Camel Down
- Kid Mohair Locks
- Kid Teeswater Locks
HOW IT WORKS
The idea is to be able to open the day 1 box on December 1st and spin that half ounce. The next day, you'll be able to just keep spinning on the same bobbin or on your spindle with the next day's art batt colorway. Think of it as a lovely little spinning break each day in the lead-up to the holiday season.
If you would like to weave with the yarn you create from the art batts, you might consider doing what I often do and using the handspun for weft along with hand-dyed millspun yarn for warp. If you would like to choose a hand-dyed yarn colorway to use as warp, I suggest something with blues and purples. I will be using lots of different colors in these mini art batts, but there will be quite a bit of blue and purple.
Due to some international shipping issues because it's 2020, I will only be shipping these within The United States this year. My apologies to the rest of the world! I just don't want to risk having your package stuck in customs.
I will be shipping your Yarn Advent Calendar by November 20th, and the last date to order will be November 1st.
Other than pairings options mentioned above, please order any other items separately so that I can send them right away and because the boxes for the Advent Calendars are just the right size for them.